Qualcomm announced the appointment of Matt Grob as
executive vice president and chief technology officer (CTO).
In his expanded role, Grob will shape Qualcomm’s
technical path, help coordinate R&D activities across the company, drive
development of next-generation wireless technologies, and represent the
company’s technologies and direction with external audiences and universities.
He will also continue to lead Qualcomm’s Corporate R&D division and provide oversight to Qualcomm Corporate Engineering
Roberto Padovani, who has decided to transition out of
his role as CTO, will remain an executive vice president and will continue to
provide his guidance in support of Qualcomm’s research, development, standards
and emerging technology efforts.
“Matt’s focused leadership and his vision into new
technology horizons make him ideally suited to lead Qualcomm’s innovation
agenda as chief technology officer,” said Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO
of Qualcomm. “For nearly 10 years, Roberto has played a pivotal role
in establishing Qualcomm’s reputation for technology excellence. We are
fortunate that Qualcomm will continue to benefit from his seasoned
Grob joined Qualcomm in 1991 as an engineer working on
modem designs and firmware for government projects. His contributions
have included system design, standardization and project leadership for
programs such as early CDMA data services, the Globalstar satellite system and
later 1x EV-DO wireless Internet access technology.
Grob’s achievements in cellular data research led to
progressive leadership positions in developing advanced 3G technologies.
Since his promotion to senior vice president of Corporate R&D in
2006, Grob has expanded the group’s mission beyond wireless connectivity into
exciting new areas such as Augmented Reality, wireless charging, processor and
applications enhancements and peer-to-peer technologies. Grob has more
than 60 patents granted in the fields of wireless communication and cellular
By TelecomLead.com Team